BROOKLYN - Tasty fruit pies are fundamental fare once the Thanksgiving turkey has been gobbled up, and some Brooklyn bakeries have recently been noted for their prized pies. The magazine Time Out New York has named Baked in Red Hook and Almondine in DUMBO among the city's best bakeries.

At Baked, workers say their pumpkin, apple and pecan pies are hot commodities. They say they hand-roll the dough and make all the fillings from the finest ingredients. Almondine's owners say they make all their pies at the last minute to ensure freshness.

Both bakeries say the holiday season is the best time of year, when they crank out tons of pies, pastries, cakes and cookies.